Last night at BAFTA, William Nicholson gave a talk. Unfortunately, I wasn’t there, but there is a summary of tweets about it here.
Although it sounds like an excellent and useful talk in its own right, almost all of the tweet comments can be applied to gamewriting. So, “if you possibly can, be a writer/director, that way you retain the power” can become, “if you possibly can, be a writer/designer, that way you retain the power”
Well worth a read.